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Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Changing Face of Family Values

James Dobson, founder of Focus on the Family and head of its lobbying arm, Focus on the Family Action, railed against Islamic terrorism during the Values Voters Summit last weekend in Washington, D.C., saying, "We're in a war and it's time we recognized it."

The summit, partly sponsored by Focus on the Family Action, was a pre-election rally for social conservatives, many of whom are evangelicals. About 1,700 people attended the weekend rally.

Though Dobson acknowledged that only a small portion of the Islamic world buys into violent, anti-West extremism, he believes that it's enough to cause big problems.

Terrorism doesn't seem to have much to do with the family values on which Focus says it concentrates: The organization has criticized evangelicals who speak out on environmental issues, fearing the evangelical core issues of abortion and same-sex marriage would be diluted.

But Dobson insists terrorism is a family issue: "Because if we don't have security for ourselves, our children, for future generations, there is no future for the family."


Blogger clint said...

So let me get this straight... At the Value Voters Summit we learned that Islam is the evil enemy from James Dobson and that gay marriage is the single most important issue in this country and that gay's need to be destroyed from Marilyn Musgrave. Brilliant. Simply brilliant. At some point aren't evangelicals gpoing to start to ask what ever happened to God's love?

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